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Govt committed to introduce reforms in public sector: Khusro Bakhtiar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Wednesday said that the present government is committed to introduce reforms in public sector to make it more productive and efficient, ARY News reported. Talking to Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ignacio Artaza, the minister underlined that the government’s primary focus was on socio-economic and human resource development to bridge disparities among districts of the country for sustained…

UNDP initiates skill development project for Pakistani youth

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has initiated a project in collaboration with Japanese government for employment of youth to have maximum economic participation in the country. An official of the UNDP told that the project also aimed to enhance social interaction of youths in areas that currently had a limited scope for social and economic engagement by developing youth-friendly community spaces. Around 31% of Pakistan’s 207.7 million population comprises people aged between 15 and 29 years.…

Women literacy level observes stark discrepancies in Pakistan: report

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its National Human Development Report (NHDR) stated that women literacy level observed stark discrepancies in the country. According to the report, the austere disparities in literacy levels had appeared across different segments in Pakistan between more and less developed regions, male-female, and urban-rural. To utter astonishment, Youth literacy varies from 94.5 per cent in Islamabad to 39.9 per cent in Fata while Fata and Balochistan have the lowest…